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New injectable medication resource released

By Editor
21st February 2019
Guidelines

A new checklist has been launched, featuring key messages developed to help achieve the best outcomes for people who take injectable medication for their diabetes.

The document, Injection Technique Matters – Key Messages, has been published on the TREND-UK website and features a checklist of actions that people who rely on injectable medication. It includes everything from medication collection to performing the injection effectively.

The checklist contains many questions about injection technique that users can ask themselves to ensure they are getting the most out of their diabetes medication. Injected medications, such as insulin and GLP-1s, rely on the correct injection technique being used to obtain the optimum benefit from that medication.

The document, which is A5 in size, has been designed to fit into the Injection Technique Matters Toolkit, which was launched in November 2019. The Injection Technique Matters Board believes that everyone who has diabetes and is using injectable medication should have access to these resources.

The document also highlights the issue of lipohypertrophy, encouraging people to self-examine their injection sites but also empowers them to ask their healthcare provider to check the injection sites on a regular basis.

The new ‘Key Messages’ resource, plus the Toolkit, can be obtained from ITM’s sponsors B Braun, GlucoRx and Owen Mumford or the digital version can be accessed here.

The organisation is working on its next resource that will be launched during the summer.

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